Joseph Haydn: The seven last words of Christ: Geoffrey Lancaster—fortepiano
Tall Poppy Records
Place of Publication
Kangaroo Valley, NSW
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
This is one of the most extraordinary of Haydn’s late works. Five versions exist, including the original orchestral work. This keyboard version was made by his publisher, Artaria, and was thoroughly approved by the composer. It is a work full of passion and contemplation and given a superlative performance. It is the first Australian recording of this piece, and it shines in comparison to the six other performances currently available on CD.